Shin-Soo Choo sitting out today’s game with sore elbow


Choo should be back in the Texas Rangers lineup on Wednesday. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

After all of the injuries that have already come the Rangers way this spring, word of outfielder Shin-Soo Choo’s elbow soreness wasn’t exactly the best news.  But nobody freak out just yet.

Choo doesn’t really consider it a big deal, citing that he experiences something similar every spring.  The plan was just to sit Choo for today’s showdown against the White Sox and to have him back in the lineup tomorrow.

Not even the media is panicking over this one.

Shin Soo-Choo out of Tuesday’s game vs. the White Sox.

So I think we are safe.

Choo is hitting just .176 this spring, but if you’re wondering if the elbow has had any effect on him at the plate, the answer is no.  He’s just working out his timing.  Sounds like his body is just getting used to playing baseball again.

All of this stuff is fairly common.  They just all need to work out the kinks.  Not to fear Rangers fans!

I think that goes for the whole team obviously, but here are some other quick injury updates, in case you’re wondering:

Jurickson Profar is getting closer to playing the field as his shoulder tendinitis is subsiding and he’s regaining strength in his arm.  In related news, he’s been mashing the ball as the Rangers’ DH of late.

Matt Harrison will be pitching today for the first time in almost a year (against an opposing team).  His match-up in today’s B game against the Royals should be a huge step forward in his return to the mound.  We are all familiar with his countless physical ailments since his herniated disc surgery, so that will be an interesting box score to catch up with later today.  Wash has said that he wants Harrison to make ONE comeback.  Just one.  So, I’m sure the Rangers will be extra cautious with Matty today and moving forward.

Geovany Soto is looking at returning to game action on Saturday.  Soto has been sidelined since a minor foot surgery that was performed late last month.  He will be catching live batting practice today, so let’s keep our fingers crossed for that to go well.  No reason it shouldn’t.

And finally, as you read yesterday, Derek Holland is now off of crutches and playing catch at Rangers camp.

That’s all she wrote Rangers fans.  Your team takes on the Chicago White Sox in about an hour.  So stayed tuned to for your latest updates.

19 days until Opening Day.  NINETEEN!